UK Art

Poorna Bell

A Comment On Food Stereotypes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As a comment on food stereotypes associated with various countries, photographer Jonathan Icher - aided by make-up artist Anastasia Parquet - shot fiv...

Private View of Lauren Baker's Show 'You Blow My Mind'

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Take a look at a selection of photos from the private view below. The show is running until 24 January 2014 so don't miss the opportunity to come and enjoy Lauren's unique style and endless creative diversity.

Performance Pioneer, Eddie Peake Talks Sex and Impact

Morgan Meaker | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Morgan Meaker

Aside from his painting, Eddie is well known for his boundary-pushing performance art which is often interpreted as very sexual. He's shown work at The Tate, The White Cube and his naked five aside football match at The Royal Academy made waves amongst the critics.

Desmond Rayner: A Maker of Journeys and Experiences

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Desmond Rayner's new show, titled Major Minis, currently held at the Piper Gallery in Fitzrovia, London, is an invitation to loose and to find yourself at the same time exploring his intricate drawings.

The Art Attack of Vermilion Hook

Jason Holmes | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It makes sense to exhibit this kind of art in one of Soho's more rebellious corners. The space chosen by Vermilion Hook lies beneath Marshall Street in the basement salon belonging to designer and tailor, Mark Powell.

Fantasy Christmas Gifts: Chanel Haute Couture Book Sets

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Whilst browsing stores, sites and press releases to uncover affordable gems to include in my Christmas Gift Guides, I often come across more high end items that, whilst utterly wonderful, are out of the general gifting price range. These pieces are my Fantasy Christmas Gifts.

Poorna Bell

The Most Mindblowing Pictures You'll See Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Jaw-dropping, stunning, spectacular - we've seen these words appear time and again to describe photographs and have actually thought 'meh' when clicki...

Matthew Tucker

American Street Artist Takes On 'Extreme Capitalism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Do not pass go and do not collect £200 - American Street Artist Alec Monopoly wants you to think twice about capitalism, luxury and excess with the o...

Why Laure Prouvost Won the Turner Prize

Bonnie Greer | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Greer

The Turner Prize is important because it keeps the art world, the cultural scene awake. Yes. its atmosphere can be too full of art 'luvvies' and 'mavens' and the 'usual suspects' but they're easier to get rid of than the idea - and need - that art and culture matter. They do. They are what we are. What Laure Prouvost's installation entitled: 'Wantee' (punters put a sum total of £22 on her chances of winning, according to Ladbrokes ) demonstrates, too, is that big, bad Mighty London with its critics/punters/experts/buyers doesn't always get it right.

Artist Drapes Nearly-Naked White Models Around His Neck As 'Trophy Scarves'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

This man drapes half-naked white models around his neck as "trophy scarves." Nate Hill, 36, a self-described part-time performance artist, is suppo...

Do You COUP? London's Finest Bohemian Events, With Artist Curator Iulia Filipovscaia

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

It's London, 2013. In pursuit of inspiration, fresh thinking and contemporary salon-style cross pollination of art, architecture, life and design, the one place to seek out new talent - is COUP.

Laure Prouvost Wins Turner Prize 2013 For Video Installation Wantee

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK

This year's Turner Prize has been won by French artist Laure Prouvost, who collected the prestigious award for her video installation set in a mocked ...

Girls on Film

La JohnJoseph | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
La JohnJoseph

Last week, pop performance artist, Alexander Geist released the video for a new track, "A Woman's Right to Choose". A mysterious medley of ambiguous apparitions and morose saxophone riffs, the video leads us on a journey into arch sarcasm, and on to a provocative exploration of gender identity.

Bogota and Gdansk Linked by Two Art Curators

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Bogota has emerged in the last decade as a one of the megacities in Latin America with the highest development and growth index, characterised by a multicultural complexity coexisting with enormous problems of social gaps and security.

The Living Language of Flowers: Sunflowers

Ana Tzarev | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

International painter and sculptor Ana Tzarev presents a collection of posts delving into the cultural, social, and historical weight of flowers, the signature subject of her body of work.

Why the Answer Will Always Be Blowin' in the Wind

Grant Feller | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Fifty one years ago, Blowin' In The Wind was adopted as some kind of clarion call for an energetic, shackled and questioning youth to stop relying on their elders for answers, to open their eyes to the unfairness around them, to strive to find a different path at the end of which truths would miraculously materialise.

Arts Review: Art Under Attack, Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

From Kings to suffragettes, from the IRA to artists themselves, there is a long history of art being the focus of attack both from the state and from the public. This history of iconoclasm, or image breaking, is captured in this wide-ranging and fascinating exhibition at the Tate Britain.

Raising a Hat to Isabella Blow

Ravi Grewal | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ravi Grewal

Those who dismiss the fashion world as a vapid, ivory tower for people whose mouths are made for pouting and air-kissing (rather than eating) and models with cold dead eyes of sharks and the personality of a flannel, must visit the spectacular Somerset House exhibition, celebrating the late Isabella Blow.

Film Meets 500 Years of British Art

Jane Burton | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jane Burton

Three great British directors Christopher Nolan, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach explore the relationship between filmmaking and painting for Tate's new video series. Find out which artist inspired The Joker's smeared make-up in The Dark Knight, how Turner's sketches are being brought to the big screen, and what the camera can learn from Hogarth...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 51 - The Train Set

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Trains and their guardians, train stations, play a huge part in my life. They are playing an increasing role with the cost of petrol and the opportuni...

Saatchi's Excellent Body Language Show Scratches the Itch for New Art

Martin Newman | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Martin Newman

The latest show at the gallery, I'm happy to say, is not in any way disappointing. It is in fact one of the most gratifying collections of newish art in the capital at the moment.

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Dr Michael Petry | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The main exhibition is in the PM Gallery, a 1940s extension to Soane's building (he radically remodelled the original himself in 1800) and presents images of other museum spaces and the visitors who happen to be in them, interacting with art objects as diverse as Egyptian tombs and the most up to date contemporary art.

Got Balls? Scrotum-Nailing Performance Artist Pavlensky Does

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christine Coco Jun

Last week, a stark-naked Petr Pavlensky hammered a huge nail through his own scrotum, affixing it to the stone pavement in front of Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square. Over Skype this week, Pavlensky and I discussed why he isn't planning any more similar protest stunts in the near future.

Arts Review: Shunga Exhibition, British Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

With access to pornography and sexualised imagery the subject of intense debate in British society, the British Museum's exhibition on Shunga - Japanese erotic art - couldn't be more timely.

Flowers as Art History's Messengers of Meaning

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Among nature's countless gifts are flowers: in the simple grace of their petals, countless souls have been moved to create. But flowers speak of far more than mere beauty. As the art of ages keenly illustrates, the universal language of flowers has long been used to communicate deeper messages, instantly and wordlessly.